Nicole C. Andersen graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law and earned her J.D. in 2011. At Pepperdine, she served on the boards of the Phi Delta Phi honors society and the Environmental Law Society, and edited for the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal. Her legal training extends internationally as she studied through Pepperdine’s London Law Program and eventually worked as the Program’s student liaison. In London, she competed with British law students at the Royal Courts of Justice through the International Moot Court Program.
Nicole earned her B.A. in Psychology and Communication with a distinction in the major at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 2007 she was named a junior fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science for her empirical study on civil liberties, race, and religion. In 2011, her work was published in the Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research.
Following graduation from the university, Nicole worked as an elementary and high school English teacher in Santiago, Chile before attending law school. In 2007 she also earned her private pilot's license. As a private pilot, Nicole has an avid interest in aviation law.
Since 2011, Nicole has practiced civil litigation representing plainitffs in wrongful death, personal injury and other civil torts. At Kreindler and Kreindler she focused on aviation wrongful death cases throughout the country in both state and federal courts, as well as several class action lawsuits. In June 2015, Nicole joined Nelson & Fraenkel LLP and continues to practice in these areas, with a broader emphasis on all types of civil litigation.